The Gephardt Institute for Public Service is accepting nominations for the Civic Scholars program, which recognizes Washington University in St. Louis undergraduate students who exemplify future potential for civic leadership.
Five to seven rising juniors will be selected based on their commitment to community service and civic engagement.
For two years, Civic Scholars take academic coursework with American Culture Studies in Arts & Sciences, receive intensive leadership training, and form a mentorship network to prepare them for a life dedicated to public service. They also are awarded a scholarship of $5,000 to support a substantial civic project or internship for the summer after junior year.
“In my position at the university, I have the opportunity to meet many exceptional undergraduates,” says Amy O’Brien, program coordinator for the Institute for School Partnership.
“The Civic Scholars program is a way to recognize those students who are standouts in leadership and community service,” she says. “Last year, I nominated four students, and two were chosen for the inaugural group.
“I encourage everyone to nominate students who are looking for an experience that will shape their future in civic service.”
Nominate a current sophomore by Friday, Feb. 3, by filling out a brief form on surveymonkey.com/s/CivicScholarsNominationForm
Self-nominations, peer nominations and nominations from faculty and staff are welcome.
Nominees will be invited to submit full applications by March 5 and the cohort will be announced in April.
For an application or more information, contact Gephardt Institute Program Manager Jenni Harpring at Jharpring@wustl.edu
or call (314) 935-8182.